Where music meets beer at Scotland’s largest family festival – Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Inverness

Innis & Gunn, known for creating the original and the unexpected, and for bringing people together for great experiences is joining the line-up for Scotland’s largest family camping music festival in Inverness – Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival – as headline beer supplier for the first time in the Festival’s 20-year history.

With over 25,000 festival goers set to enjoy three days of entertainment and elective line-ups of local live music performances as well as high profile acts from Bastille, Travis and KT Tunstall to Travis and The Bluebells amongst others, Innis & Gunn’s award-winning Lager, Session IPA and Mangoes on the Run will be served at all bars throughout the event.

Innis & Gunn’s outdoor Beer Garden Games is also making its appearance with ‘Hole in Gunn’ bringing a twist on an old school sports day style game to the Festival line-up.

You could be in with a chance of winning tickets to Belladrum. For those with a thirst to win, simply visit a participating bar in Inverness this weekend (22nd & 23rd July) and share your image of your Innis & Gunn Lager and tag Innis & Gunn on Instagram (@InnisAndGunn).

Dougie Brown, Event Producer for Belladrum, said:

We are delighted to have Innis & Gunn on board as our official beer partner for 2023 across all of our main bars. Belladrum prides itself on showcasing the best of Scotland alongside national and international artists and we strive to use as many Scottish partners and suppliers as possible across the event.

This partnership with Innis & Gunn will ensure our audience can grab a great quality pint over the weekend.”

Dougal Gunn Sharp, Founder and Master Brewer, Innis & Gunn, added:

“Belladrum is a unique and eclectic event that brings together the local community and attracts visitors from all over the UK and further afield in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

“This is the first time we’ve got involved and proud to be the headline beer sponsor. It’s a brilliant, original and brings people together with music and events so right up our street because we’ve long been associated with the arts and culture. And this summer is no exception, we’ve got a huge programme of sponsorships and events underway. Our brand’s originality is not only rooted in our beer but it’s through these kinds of sponsorships from community grassroots activations to headline events such as The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.”


We’re excited to be partnering with UHI again and are looking forward to seeing UHI alumni, students and staff performing at this year’s festival.
Read UHI’s Belladrum blog post to find out more and look out for a video featuring UHI students, alumni and staff on our Hothouse stage!
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For Bella 2023, the Verb Garden will once again offer its rich programme featuring some of the best writers and spoken word artists in Scotland.

Fresh off her UK Tour promoting her new collection of poetry ‘In Public/In Private’ award-winning poet, performer and theatre-maker Leyla Josephine is one of the most prominent Scottish spoken word artists performing in the country. A UK Slam champion, BAFTA nominated and named on The List’s Ones To Watch 2022, don’t miss her return to Belladrum 2023.

This year the Verb Garden looks forward to welcoming Ambrose Parry, the collaborative name for husband and wife team Dr Marissa Haetzman and award winning crime writer Christopher Brookmyre who between them under the name Ambrose Parry have written four books of historical crime fiction.

Also appearing this year will be world record breaking solo cyclist Jenny Graham from Inverness who will be introducing her recently published book ‘Coffee First, Then the World: One Woman’s Record Breaking Pedal Around the Planet’.

In addition to this the Verb Garden will offer a wide range of events from whisky-tasting to poets and songwriters, further book readings, presentations and discussions, mindfulness presentations, a children’s book workshop, storytelling and the ever popular Saturday night Poetry Slam whose previous winners have gone on to become Scottish and World Slam champions.

Check out the highlights:

Ross Anderson started his journey busking on the streets of Glasgow, just short of 10 years ago. In 2018 he landed a spot on ITV’s ‘The Voice’, impressively making it all the way to the quarter finals. Ross didn’t feel he should stop here, and has been reaching out to the UK. Travelling cities, and constant grind has led towards his big year (2023!) where he will release his own original music.   During his travels he has featured in viral videos and built an audience that waits for his release. Ross asks that if you enjoy what you are hearing, to please follow him on his social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram at @itsrossanderson, and to come with him on the start of his journey to the top. Ross will be joined by the superbly talented guitarist and vocalist Kieran McGuire. Thursday 27th at 18:30 and Saturday 29th at 19:45.

Bex Bidgood (she/they) is a spoken word artist based in East Lothian. Bex is known for their comedic and surreal poetry as well as for their work through I Am Loud productions and the Scottish Spoken word powerhouse the ‘Loud Poets’ With a track record of performing ‘nonsense’ poetry, Bex Bidgood’s set will be no different. With fairytales, mythical beasts, and the odd cow – join them for a 30-minute romp through the weird and wonderful. Thursday 27th at 19:15.

Hammy Sgìth raps in Scottish Gaelic about growing up in the Gàidhealtachd and bad craic in the big cities. He produces his own beats, sampling from the rich traditions of hip-hop and Highland music. He won best performance at FilmG 2021 and has since been signed to the Wee Record Studio. This year he is collaborating with Falasgair and Càrnan, mixing his love of energetic dance music with the skill of the next generation of trad musicians. In the words of the Scottish Sun ‘Hammy Sgìth is making waves from Scrabster to the Solway Firth’. Thurs 27th at 20:45.

Viking and Skylarks Workshop by Highly Commended Scottish Author Maura McRobbie. Inspired by true events explore the Viking legacy in the west of Scotland Investigate Norse Mythology and its links to Christianity Reenact a scene between a Scots girl and a Viking boy Find out about the Norse/Celtic/Scot treasure buried beneath our feet Age Range: 6-12 with colouring activities for younger children. Author signed books available for special festival price £5.99. Friday 28th at 10:15 am.

Hub of Opportunities Rotary Club will be presenting…. Shelterbox. The amazing work done in disaster and war zones and the sleepout in a Shelter tent at the festival to raise awareness and funds, Dawn Chalmers. Our Social Dreaming project. Exploring the hopes and aspirations of young people in the North of Scotland, Sarah-Anne Munoz. Hub of Opportunities. An exciting and unique new Rotary experience for the young and young at heart, Paul Lawson. Friday 28th at 13:15.

The Last Witch of Scotland was inspired by the extraordinary story of Janet Horne, the last person in Britain to be executed for witchcraft (Dornoch, 1727). Author Philip Paris will be discussing the witch trials, the Janet Horne case and the process of writing the historical fiction. Friday 28th at 14:15.

Bothy Tales: Join bestselling outdoor author John D Burns in a bothy in the heart of the Highlands and share a dram and a warm fire. With a unique blend of storytelling, theatre and comedy John tells the secret stories of these wild shelters and the mountain folk who inhabit them. Friday 28th at 15:30.

Have Guitar Will Travel: Nashville Producer, TV Presenter, song writer & Opreylands resident entertainer Mark Allen premiers the Inverness episode which features the local music scene of Mark’s travelogue Nashville PBS TV show Have Guitar Will Travel with music from his Transatlantic Harmony trio Ash, Mark & Joe – with Q&A. Friday 28th at 16:30.

Everything in the Delicatessen: Tom Houston strays between song and spoken word, between shadow and dream. Fresh and original with subtle flavours of Cutler and Cohen seeping through. ‘F#*king Extraordinary’ Tom Robinson BBC6 Music 2022. Friday 28th at 17:30.

Beyond The Covid Bourach: A blend of words, music and song reflecting on the covid bourach and now seeking peace, hope and beauty in the landscape that has always been there. Poet : Jim Mackintosh, singer / poet : Alieen Ogilvie, fiddle : Karys Watt, poet : Julie McNeill, pipes/whistles : Callum Douglas, percussion : Mark Johnstone, percussion : Nancy Mackay. Friday 28th at 19:45.

Kevin P. Gilday: Kevin is an award-winning poet, writer and performer from Glasgow. He is the founder of poetry performance collective The Scribbler’s Union and was co-founder of much loved spoken word cabaret night Sonnet Youth. He is a National Theatre of Scotland Breakthrough Writer, a BBC Writersroom Scottish Voice and one of Scotland’s most celebrated contemporary poets. Kevin has performed all over the world, from Hollywood to East Kilbride, including major festivals (BBC 6Music Festival, Glastonbury), Fringes (Edinburgh, Toronto, Vancouver), literary festivals (EIBF, Verve) as well as large scale tours of the UK, Europe, the US and Canada. He has supported artists and public figures such as Akala, Saul Williams, George the Poet, Jackie Kay, Liz Lochhead, Sage Francis, The Silencers and Jeremy Corbyn MP. He has published five books of poetry, with his most recent – Anxiety Music – released by Verve Press in September of 2022 to universal acclaim. Friday 28th at 21:15.

Fresh off her UK Tour promoting her new collection of poetry In Public/In Private award-winning poet, performer and theatre-maker Leyla Josephine is set to perform at the Verb Garden Belladrum. Leyla questions the urge to share her inner life publicly, diving into secrets, faith, lust and death without shame. She reaches into the audience and asks ‘Have you felt this too?’. Fierce and engaging Leyla Josephine is one of the most prominent Scottish spoken word artists performing in the country. A UK Slam champion, BAFTA nominated and named on The List’s Ones To Watch 2022, don’t miss her return to Belladrum 2023. “There is not a poet alive today who writes about the inner lives of women as well as Leyla Josephine.” – Jodi Picoult. Friday 28th at 21:45.

Alex Patience, traditional story-spinner from the Far North will capture your heart with a twinkle o’ magic. Joined by musician Hilary Wilson – the pair bring a giggle of original story songs and tales o’ wild winter sea swims. Saturday 29th at 11:45.

Highlands &Islands Climate Hub, Velocity Highland Waste Partnership and Incredible Edible Inverness Panel Discussion on environmental sustainability with Joan Lawrie (H&I Climate Hub), Isabel McLeish (Velocity Highland Waste Partnership) and Catrina Attwood (Incredible Edible Inverness). Saturday 29th at 13:45.

Up Close and Personal with Katie Gregson-MacLeod. Katie was just eight years old when she first sang solo in public. At the Inverness Music Festival, she performed one of her own songs, the aptly titled ‘Different’. Now, thanks to a life-changing summer, Katie’s songs are being produced by Grammy Award winners and her fans include stars of pop, stage and screen. For as long as she can remember, Katie has composed songs, poems and short stories. From her early teens, inspired by Amy Winehouse, she knew that a career in music was her future. The child of a pianist raised in Inverness (she refused her mum’s offer of lessons and taught herself, as she did with the purple, nylon-stringed guitar she was given aged seven), Katie threw herself into musical theatre and school talent  shows. She played her first festival, Scotland’s Belladrum, aged 18, by when she was already making money from gigs. Join Katie in conversation at the Verb Garden at Belladrum 2023 to learn more about her phenomenal rise through her songs going viral on TikTok and radio play to her recent signing with a US record label. Saturday 29th at 15:00.

Ambrose Parry is a pseudonym for the literary collaboration between Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman. The couple are married and live in Scotland. Chris Brookmyre is the international bestselling and multi-award-winning author of over twenty novels. Dr Marisa Haetzman is a consultant anaesthetist of twenty years experience whose research for her Master’s degree in the History of Medicine uncovered the material upon which their series of novels, which began with The Way of All Flesh, is based. The Way of All Flesh was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year and longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. Saturday 29th at 16:45.

Jenny Graham – Coffee First and then the World In 2018, Inverness’ endurance cyclist Jenny Graham left family and friends behind in Scotland to become the fastest woman to cycle around the world. Alone and unsupported, she crossed the finish line at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin four months later, smashing the female record by nearly three weeks. Jenny’s books ‘Coffee First’, published in April 2023 brings the reader into her Round the World adventure, as she takes on four continents, 16 countries – and countless cups of coffee. Saturday 29th at 17:45.

David Munro is author of the ‘Adventures In Time’ novels which have a Scottish theme. His latest release, EARTHMAN, is a sci-fi romance with its beginning and conclusion in the Highlands. For further information about David and novels, check out his blog at: Saturday 29th at 18:45.

Busker Rhymes are an acoustic duo based in Glasgow who mix elements of hip hop and poetry with folk music. Originally a six piece, they disbanded in 2019 but reformed this year as a duo to finish off what they started. Drawing in huge crowds with live instrument cyphers and hard hitting rhymes with a humorous edge, the band quickly became a favourite in the festival and live music scene. Their highly anticipated debut EP is set to drop this Summer. Saturday 29th at 23:00.

The above are just some of the highlights of the packed programme at the Verb Garden at Belladrum 2023. Join us if you can for an entertaining and thought-provoking experience!

AIF launches First Festival Campaign

The Association of Independent Festivals has today launched a pioneering new campaign and fund that will enable access to festivals for hundreds of thousands of people aged 18+ across the UK.

The ‘First Festival Campaign’ has been built on the belief that, upon turning 18, everyone should be able to access the pivotal cultural moment that festivals provide. But, in recent years, many have not had that opportunity.

The Covid-19 pandemic saw most people who were turning 18 at the time miss out on their first festival experience due to lockdown. 

Even in 2022, lots of festivals rolled tickets over from 2019, meaning that hundreds of thousands of young people missed out on this key moment again.

Still today, the cost of living crisis has made attending festivals out of reach for many people.

The First Festival Campaign means that anyone in the UK who was/is 18 years of age between September 1 2019 and August 31 2023 can register interest in attending one of AIF’s member festivals via the First Festival website

Meanwhile, individuals and organisations are able to make donations to this campaign here. Tickets will be released as funding targets are met, with eligible 18-year-olds on the waiting list able to buy a ticket for their chosen festival for just £18.

In launching this campaign, AIF has also taken inspiration from European countries such as Germany, France and Italy where those turning 18 are given a voucher by their government with a value of between €200 and €500 to be spent on cultural events and activities.

Festivals that have already signed up to the new AIF initiative include: 110 Above Presents: OTHR Festival; Above & Beyond Brighton Beach; Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival; BlueDot Festival; British Country Music Festival; Camp Wildfire Festival; Chase & Status Brighton Beach; Deva Fest; El Dorado; End of The Road Festival; Green Belt; Green Gathering; Kendal Calling; NASS Festival; Noisily; Nozstock: The Hidden Valley; PennFest; Readipop Festival; Rock Oyster; Shambala; Takedown Festival; UK Tech-Fest; Underneath The Stars Festival; Valley Fest; and We Out Here.

AIF CEO John Rostron said: “I was speaking to some students recently who are set to graduate this year, and it became apparent that none of them had ever attended a festival. It really hit me just what an impact Covid had on their lives. So we decided to do something about it. Everyone should have a first festival experience, and it should be a thrilling and vital part of every person’s journey into adulthood. So many of us have wonderful festival memories to share, and brilliant festival stories to tell. We’re hoping that there’ll be individuals and organisations who are able to spare some money to put into the fund to help people attend their first festivals this year.”

First Festival’s online and transactional infrastructure is being powered by Tickets For Good.


Lying off to the right of the Garden Stage down in “Moose Hollow” with the creek running through is where the eclectic roots music magic of the old Potting Shed Stage now meets the authentic country stylings of the Trailer Trash Stage of old.

Swing open the saloon doors and strut into our Texas Honky-tonk, be prepared to get down home at our country music home from Stateside to this-side mixing it up with all manner of Americana songsters and world renowned A list musicians. 

Collated by life long Country Roots fan aficionado, Promoter and Broadcaster Rob Ellen, 19 year with Belladrum and 8 years on the Road, riding point and scouting for pearls. 

Every act booked Rob has seen working in their natural environment. Whether that’s a barbecue in Basdrop Texas with Lazarus Nichols and his Grino Pistoleros, a Hoedown in Houston at the Rodeo with Libby Koch and Brian Kalinec or on Music Row Nashville at Bobbies Idle Hour between sessions with the great Patterson Barrett, maybe ever at The Oprey itself (3 times this year for Patterson) with resident Opreyland Entertainer Mark Allen of Ash Mark and Joe, the transatlantic harmony collaboration that brings Nashville, Austin and Sheffield together in a LA Laurel Canyon style melodious melting pot. 

Maybe your taste is The Alabama Country Soul of Muscle Shoals then Hanna Aldridge, daughter of hit maker and Fame Studios “Swamper” legend Walt Aldridge, is unmissable, perhaps you fancy the New Orleans Beal Street cut and chops of The Alarms founder steel driving guitar man Dave Sharp, then be tempted to sample the rarefied hights of The Colorado Grand Mesa with David Starr or two step to Appalachian Champion Fiddler and Ameripolitan award winner Cory Grinder.

Mosy on by and warm your hands, heart and soul when he meets our very own camp fire specialist Good Guy Hank, see what happens when Cow Cow Boogie sing their Cowboy songs in a flipped out way, stick around for some perennial Power Pop from Scotlands Euro favourites Dropkick now astonishingly on their 28th album, don’t miss BCMA nominee, Country Music Spotlight Female Vocalist of the Year Katy Hurt, introducing from south of the border down Berwick way Durango Blue, from the Wild West of Ayrshire Wild Horse Wullie and presented by Glasgows Holy Smokes Records new breakout acts in revue The Niche FamilyDanko  and Adam Thom. The 21 year old singer-songwriter sensation, originating from Aberdeen, with influences such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and The Band and song crafted stories well beyond his years. 

We delighted to welcome The Blue Rose Recording Alt-Country ambassadors The Wynntown Marshals, the superior fingerstyle troubadour Adrian Nations, the return of Potting Shed Stage favourite old Satchel Mouth himself Pigman & The Rubber Band, spreading humour through harmony and harmonica, some Yee Hah (ma tha) from Highland Hillbillies The Federals, Ness River delta swamp rock rock with Family band The Groove Bloods.

On our acoustic stage, local open mic mother hen Emma Mitchell and Highland chanteuse Susanna Wolfe, social comment and punk attitude of MoRkJames Bar Bowen and Ebo (who appears exclusively with Davy and Sam Cowan) all presented by The Eagle Sessions of Forres, between the main stage acts opening up our own Matt Morrow

Compères (beyond compare) Darren Poyzer and Fash Stewart, as is tradition, co-ordinating proceedings and mixing the gumbo into a musical jambalaya feast. 

Add to this the scratch A list Potting Shed All Stars house band lead by virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Isaac Sutherland and featuring Owen Nicholson on Pedal Steel guitar ready to augment and we have ourselves a Hootananny.

Yaw’ll come now!


Set to make their festival debut are Manchester indie-pop 4 piece, PALE WAVES. The band won the 2018 NME Under the Radar Award with their debut studio album, My Mind Makes Noises was released later that year. The band’s second album, Who Am I? peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart and the record also hit number one on the UK Independent Albums Chart, and the band’s third album, Unwantedwas released In August 2022, “Unwanted is in your face, and that’s exactly what I wanted,” Baron-Gracie says resolutely. “I want Pale Waves to keep growing in this direction. Bigger, bolder, and more unapologetic.” 

We are delighted to welcome back SCOUTING FOR GIRLS who last headlined Belladrum way back in 2008. Throughout their immensely successful career they’ve sold over two million albums, two million singles, had four Brit Award nominations, an Ivor Novello nomination, had four top ten singles, sold-out Wembley Arena, The Royal Albert Hall and most recently sold-out two nights at The London Palladium and had a series of hit singles all of which were inescapable radio smashes.

Two other acts making a very welcome return are a singer-songwriter known for his incredible percussive guitar style, NEWTON FAULKNER;and an act who have become part of the fabric of Bella over the last few years, the non-stop party that is COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON FIVE

Best known for having sold millions of records worldwide alongside his brother in new wave band Spandau Ballet, as well as his role as Steve Owen in EastEnders and most recently in Channel 4’s Gogglebox, MARTIN KEMP will be bringing his ‘Back to the 80’s’ show for a late night performance on the main stage. 

Other acts added to the bill include; a band at the forefront of the Scottish rock scene SPYRES; Fife born singer-songwriter CAMMY BARNES; one of the most exciting emerging UK country artists KATY HURT; Dream-pop duo POSTER PAINTS featuring Simon Liddell (Olympic Swimmers, Frightened Rabbit) and Carla J Easton; emerging singer-songwriter RIANNE DOWNEY; local soul band SCOOTY & THE SKYHOOKS; all female 4 piece DOREC-A-BELLE; dynamic duo THE LAURETTES; BROGEAL will join us with the blend of celtic-folk and a contemporary trad; fresh from supporting Peat & Diesel across the UK, RUMAC will also make his debut at Belladrum; CALUM JONES will take to the main stage; while TWEED & TUATH will both appear on the Grassroots Stage over the weekend. 

Other late night slots include ABBA MANIA, who will take to the main stage following our Thursday night headliner. Grassroots will welcome SPIDERS FROM MARS (a tribute to David Bowie) and MACFLOYD on the Friday and Saturday nights respectively. 

Many more acts will be announced over the coming months including our packed kids and entertainment programme.

Join us this July! Grab your tickets here.

Shining the spotlight on our female-fronted bands and artists for 2023 🦸‍♀️

Today, and every day, we are celebrating the incredible female-fronted bands and artists joining us at Belladrum 2023.

Get to know them 👇


Our Thursday night headliner is none other than the Norwegian pop powerhouse, Sigrid! One of the most exciting new pop acts of recent years, she brings her electrifying show to Belladrum for the first time. 

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We’re delighted to welcome back Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall! Since scoring a worldwide smash with her debut album ‘Eye To The Telescope’ in 2004, she has remained at the forefront of UK talent.

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The Mysterines are an alternative rock band from Liverpool, formed by front-woman, vocalist and writer Lia Metcalfe, who melds together more than her lifetime’s worth of experiences with the kind of deep, impassioned vocals you won’t forget in a hurry.

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Isle Of Wight’s resident slacker pop queen Lauran Hibberd makes her Belladrum debut fresh from nationwide dates supporting Stand Atlantic and her own sold-out UK headline tour last autumn. The enigmatic musician’s raucous live show is not to be missed.

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Inverness local singer-songwriter Katie Gregson-MacLeod rose to fame in 2022 when her song “Complex” went viral on TikTok. Her candid songwriting ability and stunning vocals have already captured a global audience.

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Rachel Sermanni is a Scottish-based singer-songwriter that makes the mundane moments mystical with a dreamy indie-folk pop sound that speaks of the struggle and desire to Flow, to love, to live, to feel

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Vancouver, Canada native Cate is a pop singer-songwriter who’s cultivated a worldwide loyal fanbase. Her debut EP, Love the Madness has been streamed over 4 million times.

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In a quiet seaside town in the East of Scotland, Nati has been growing an army of global fans. 2022 saw her not only hit nearly 2 million followers across social media platforms, but also hit the road supporting Tidelines, Newton Faulkner & Simply Red. 

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It’s hard to compare a band who don’t really sound like anyone else, but think Queens of the Stoneage, Bikini Kill, The Prodigy and Wolf Alice hurtling around in a blender and becoming something totally new. There you will find Glasgow’s Dead Pony.

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Hailing from North Iceland, siblings Örn, Ösp and Björk fuse together Nordic melancholic folk and Americana to perfect the “Blood Harmony”, which happens when close family members sing together. 

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What’s up Doc? We are delighted to unveil our 2023 theme… Cartoons!

Wherever you draw your inspiration from, whether it’s Springfield, Bikini Bottom or Bedrock, we know our Bella family will have so much fun with this theme and can’t wait to see what you come up with!

That’s all folks 👋

Mikeysline announced as official charity partner

We are delighted to announce our official charity partner for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023 is grassroots mental health and suicide prevention charity Mikeysline.

Mikeysline will be working with the festival to highlight their services to festivalgoers, artists, and others in the Belladrum community, and raise much-needed funds for their work to support as many people in crisis and in need of mental health support as possible across the Highlands and Moray.

The festival partnership is a vital opportunity for our growth as a charity to help us support more people across our part of the world as demand increases for Mikeysline’s services.

Katie Melville, Mikeysline Fundraising Manager

The charity will maintain a high profile at the festival next summer to be on hand for attendees who would like to donate, get more information about Mikeysline, or take a break from the crowds and excitement to speak with support staff and volunteers who will be on the ground to assist.

Katie Melville, Fundraising Manager for Mikeysline said: “We are delighted to be the official charity of the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023. Belladrum is a cultural cornerstone event in the Highlands; music holds a unique power to create communities, share joy, inspire hope, and even save lives. What a perfect way for Mikeysline to reach people with our message: it’s ok not to be ok, we are here to help, and there is hope for everyone. The festival partnership is a vital opportunity for our growth as a charity to help us support more people across our part of the world as demand increases for Mikeysline’s services. I am pleased to confirm that we will have our trained volunteers in place at the festival for anyone who wants to talk or seek some support there and then or arrange to pop in to one of our Hives across the Highlands in the future. I am so excited to start organising events and activities in the build-up to the festival next summer.”

Emily Stokes, CEO of Mikeysline said “We are thrilled that Belladrum has asked Mikeysline to be their charity partner for the 2023 festival. The funds raised will help us to expand our face-to-face support, partnerships with businesses, clubs and with schools which will encourage both adults and young people to talk about mental health openly and break down the stigma associated with mental illness and suicide. It is also an important opportunity for us to get Mikeysline’s name out there to festivalgoers who may not have heard about us before- we are here to help everyone. And we hope the weather behaves, too!”

Dougie Brown, Belladrum’s Festival Producer said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Mikeysline as our official 2023 Charity. The work they carry out across the Highlands is more important than ever. We hope that this partnership will not only help raise much-needed funds, but also raise awareness of the incredible work they carry out across the region.”

Entertainment and trader applications are now open!

We are looking for exciting, fabulous & quirky entertainment for Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023. 💫
Everything and anything goes – from workshops to performances to street theatre. If you have something to offer our family-friendly festival, then we want to hear from you. 🎭
Entertainers apply here ⤵️👇